Friday, 29 March 2013

Hummingbird Lemon Cupcakes.

I recently made these super delicious lemon cupcakes for a friend's birthday. The recipe makes 12 but I needed more than that so I simply made them a little thinner (a little too thin in some cases so I doubled them up). Of course, the writing icing is totally optional. 


120g plain flour
150g caster sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons lemon juice
40g butter
120ml milk
1 egg
For the frosting: 250g icing sugar
80g butter
2 tablespoons lemon juice
A few drops of yellow food colouring (optional)
2 tablespoons milk


1. Preheat the oven to 170°C.
2. Mix flour, sugar, lemon juice and butter in a bowl until it is all combined.
3. Gradually pour in the milk and beat until it is just mixed in.
4. Add the egg and mix in.
5. Spoon mixture into cupcake cases and bake for 25 minutes.
6. Leave the cakes to cool in the pan before removing.
7. To make the frosting, beat together the icing sugar, butter, lemon juice and food colouring until well mixed.
8. Slowly pour in the milk and beat until light and fluffy.
9. Spread across the cold cupcakes with a knife. You may also wish to add some lemon zest on top for decoration.

Cakesfordorothy xoxo

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